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Guernsey Ports runs a number of capital project's to maintain vital maritime infrastructure and operations which allow for the safe movement of goods, people and marine traffic into and out of St Peter Port Harbour and St Sampson's Harbours. There are a number of projects that are in development or are in the delivery phases. 

Pool Marina Programme

Following a States Assembly debate on the Future Harbour Development for Guernsey policy letter. One of the resolutions was to instruct the States' Trading Supervisory Board 'to submit by the end of December 2022 a Policy Letter together with suitable Propositions, which provide for a scheme to develop within St Peter Port Harbour a 'Pool Marina' with associated marina facilities and which includes costings and a delivery plan.' This is situated in the Pool area of St Peter Port harbour. 

Guernsey Ports is carrying out the following workstreams following that debate. 

The bathymetry (depth) and sub-bottom profiling surveys have already taken place to accurately record the depths of  St Peter Port Harbour and the make-up of silt and rock on the harbour seabed. This data will then influence the marina design and their footprint which will in turn form recommendations for the Policy Letter.

The bathymetry survey results will also inform some planned future maintenance dredging of St Peter Port Harbour. 

The seabed survey of the Pool area of St Peter Port Harbour is now underway, The rock samples and seabed deposit information from the Pool area to help inform the Programme Team of the seabed dredging possibilities for the new marina. These investigations are required to understand the geological makeup of the deposits and rock beneath the silt of the seabed and the depth of each deposit layer. The survey vessels will use a core drilling rig and a vibrating core rig which can operate in a marine environment to record the seabed makeup of the Pool area.

All the data gathered will then shape and inform the policy letter for the project, in which the States Assembly will decide its future progression.

Signal Station Building (for Guernsey VTS)

Guernsey Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) will soon be moving to a new home on the end of the White Rock Pier at St Peter Port Harbour. Installation of the new Signal Station is underway on the site previously occupied by the original building, which was demolished 10 years ago.

Built by Inbox Projects, the new Signal Station is a two-storey structure which will accommodate two VTS operator positions on the first floor and a server room and breakout space on the ground floor, along with staff welfare facilities.

Guernsey VTS is responsible for vessel traffic management within the harbours of St Peter Port, St Sampson, and the approaches. This is achieved by proactively monitoring and managing vessel traffic movements from a range of sources, and by providing timely and relevant information to both commercial and leisure mariners.

The costs for the project are estimated at £320,000. Now installation of the building is complete, internal fitout of data and radio telephony services is underway.